Getting Serious about Play

By |2017-09-07T01:13:23+10:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What are your childhood memories? I immediately think of happy times playing in the garden, building cubbies out of cardboard boxes, climbing trees, inventing adventure games and baking cakes in the sandpit. Research shows that simply playing is key to a child’s cognitive, emotional and social development. According to Professor Gray, a Professor of Psychology

Overscheduled Kids

By |2018-08-22T09:23:28+10:00June 26th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In a fast-paced culture driven by the need to have it all, many kids are growing up without the joy of authentic leisure. In a telling exposé of modern family life, author and family therapist Bill Doherty is sounding the alarm about our children’s extra-curricular activities. In a world where parents are driven to provide